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John Lewis funeral Atlanta

His final message published, John Lewis honored in a powerful ceremony at Ebenezer Baptist Church

Three former U.S. presidents, civil rights leaders, family, and members of John Lewis's staff all gave speeches during the funeral service before Lewis was buried at Atlanta's South-View Cemetery.
Keisha Lance Bottoms Mayor Speech Atlanta protest

Videos: Mayor Bottoms, Killer Mike, Bernice King give passionate speeches during protests

"Go home," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms implored Atlanta protesters. "I cannot protect you out in those streets."
John Lewis Stage IV Cancer Diagnosis

Politicians, celebrities, constituents, and fans send support to John Lewis after cancer diagnosis

On Sunday, Congressman John Lewis announced that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. On Twitter, colleagues and fans expressed their support.
Tyler Perry Studios opening Atlanta

Photos: The opening of Tyler Perry Studios was beyond star-studded

Tyler Perry marked the opening of his new, 330-acre Tyler Perry Studios at Fort McPherson with a gala that brought a monumental number of stars, including everyone from Oprah to Hank Aaron to Beyoncé to Andrew Young.

From a church basement to a prestigious HBCU: the founding of Spelman College

Sophia Packard and Harriet Giles, two missionaries, traveled south to educate newly freed people after the Civil War. With the financial help of John and Laura Rockefeller, Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary is now known as Spelman College, one of the country’s most prestigious historically black colleges.
Super Bowl Town Hall Atlanta King Center

NFL players, owners, and execs held a conversation on criminal justice and activism at the King Center before Super Bowl LIII

Partnering with the NFL and the King Center, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) hosted its fourth Super Bowl Town Hall on Thursday, bringing together players, NFL execs, owners, and Bernice King to talk about criminal justice and activism, and what place they have in America’s favorite sport.

Georgia Capitol’s Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled on 54th anniversary of “I Have a Dream”

"This day was no accident," said Bernice King. "[The dedication] had to happen at this day, at this time, with everything that's happening in this nation because once again Martin Luther King Jr. is providing a sense of direction as we deal with the current controversial climate."

Bernice King: Atlanta Public Schools dropout rate is ‘appalling’

Bernice King was only an infant when her father delivered his famous “Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, but she can recite its lines with authority. And so, welcoming civic leaders invited to the Carter Center for a discussion on education and civil rights, she said she would like to focus on the portion of the speech about the “red hills of Georgia.”

August 2013: Small Towns

We sent three writers in three different directions—northwest, east, and south—from the heart of Atlanta to search for the soul of Georgia, in 22 small towns.
Bernice King

Bernice King on her family’s legacy: “What was once something I resented, I now feel honored to carry.”

When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968, his youngest child was just five. She had spent little time with her father; he was so often on the road—jailed in Birmingham a few weeks after her birth, addressing 200,000 people on the National Mall when she was five months old, marching from Selma to Montgomery when she was a toddler.

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